Daily D – Numbers 12:3
Numbers 12:3 Moses was a very humble man, more so than anyone on the face of the earth. (CSB)
Numbers 13:33 We even saw the Nephilim there — the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim! To ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and we must have seemed the same to them.” (CSB)
There are two kinds of humble people. There are those like Moses who embrace the place and the grace of God’s provision — nothing more, nothing less — and there are those who see how small they are in light of the giants in the land. One lives confidently while the other cowers.
Dave Adamson has a great explanation of humility you can find here: [https://bit.ly/3SSCTcr]
Moses won the Most Humble Man award by hearing and obeying God. He wasn’t perfect in this regard, but he was way above average. His most glaring failure was on full display for all to see. So was his grief over what his disobedience caused.
The ten spies who were sent into the Promised Land and returned impressed, yet terrified, could only see what the giants saw. They were nothing but grasshoppers attempting to evade the stomps of those intent on squishing them.
Humility born of God-confidence turns teenage shepherds into giant killers.
Humility born of other people’s assessment of who we are turns giant killers into roadkill.
Fill the space God has placed you by activating the grace he has given you.
When you are afraid, consider where the source of the fear. Can you stand in that place in the full assurance of God’s grace? Or, are you where you do not belong facing an opponent that is not yours to fight? Moses and David Before He Was King stood in the place God’s path led them into. They performed their responsibilities with the grace God provided. Giants fell.
Forty years after this misadventure on the part of the Hebrew slaves standing on the precipice of the Promised Land, they finally got around to entering the land God gave them. Do you remember anything about Anak and the Nephilim (giants) during their conquest of that land?
Sometimes giants are only big, bad, and buff in our fearful imagination. Other times, they are gone, gone, gone because God said he would make a way where there seemed to be no way.
Which kind of humility is yours?
Choose God’s place and receive God’s grace.
I will go where God sends me and trust him to prepare the way before me, prepare me for the journey, and provide whatever I need whenever I need it, even in the face of giants.
Our Father, you are bigger than any giant I will ever face. I want to be where you want me to be at all times. I want to do what you want me to do in every moment. Lead me by your Spirit. Deliver me from my fearful estimations. Empower me for all I will face. I will stand secure in the grip of your amazing grace. Amen.
CONNECT WITH ME!
Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.
GET IN TOUCH!
READ MY BLOG!
Deuteronomy 8:12-18 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you. He fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your ancestors had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end he might cause you to prosper. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.